Digambar Kamat is an Indian political leader. In 2007, he was elected as the eleventh Chief Minister of Goa for a five-year term. In 2012, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Manohar Parrikar succeeded him as the Chief Minister of Goa. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the President of the Swimming Federation of India. Since 1994, he has been serving as an elected member of the Legislative Assembly from the Margao constituency supported by the Indian National Congress. On 31 March 2022, he was nominated as a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee.
Digambar Kamat was born on Monday 8 March 1954.age 68 years; by 2022) in Margao, Goa, Portuguese India. His zodiac sign is Pisces. In 1973, Digambar Kamat graduated in science from Parvatibai Chowgule College, University of Bombay.
Hair Color: salt and pepper
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
His father’s name is Vasant Kamat.
wife and children
Digambar Kamat’s wife’s name is Asha Kamat and she is a housewife. The couple has a son named Yogiraj Kamat, who is married to Neha Kamat. His granddaughter’s name is Radha Kamat.
Sunrit Apartment, 1st Floor Near Masjid, Malbhat, Margao, Goa
Digambar Kamat started his political career in 1985 when he contested the election of Municipal Council, and after winning he was appointed as Councilor of Margao Municipal Council. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Goa Agricultural Produce Market Committee in 1979. Digambar Kamat served as a member of the Southern Planning and Development Authority designated by the Government of Goa from 22 September 1986 to 22 September 1989. He was appointed as the chairman. of Goa Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Margao on 24 September 1991, and he held the role till 23 September 1996. Digambar Kamat started working as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Agricultural Marketing Board (COSAMB) New Delhi. in July 1992. He was promoted as the Vice President of COSAMB, New Delhi in November 1994. Digambar Kamat served as the Honorary Secretary of the Goa Badminton Association from 1976 to 1978.
Indian National Congress
In 1994, Digambar Kamat joined the Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government in Goa and became a member of the Indian National Congress. In December 1994, Digambar Kamat was appointed as a member of the Second Legislative Assembly of Goa, and served in this position until February 1999. In 1995, he was appointed as a member of the Committee on Government Assurances and a member of the Selection Committee. on the Goa Advocates and Welfare Fund Bill (1995), and he played the roles for a year. In 1996, he began serving as a member of the Committee on Government Assurances, a member of the Professional Advisory Committee, and a member of the House Committee to Study Model Rent Control Law, and held the position until 1997. Digambar Kamat was nominated as a member. Panel of Presiding Members in 1997, Member of Committee on Public Undertakings, and Member of Committee on Government Assurances, and he held the posts for one year. He was appointed as a member of the Town and Country Planning Board on 26 November 1999. In 1999, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts till 2000 and the Chairman of the Committee on Government Assurances. In 2005, he joined Indian. Elections in the National Congress Voters’ Referendum from the Margao Constituency. Digambar Kamat retained his Margao constituency seat as a member of the Margao constituency until 2009. In September 2007, he was appointed as a member of the Rules Committee, a member of the Actions Advisory Committee, and chairman of the House Committee on Finalization. Number of sites for waste treatment plants/landfill sites as of April 2008. on 9 September 2009. Digambar Kamat began working as a member of the Business Advisory Committee and a member of the Rules Committee, and held the positions until 2012. The Bharatiya Janata Party won the Goa Legislative Assembly election on 6 March 2012 and Manohar Parikar was appointed as the new Chief Minister. Digambar Kamat started working on 6 August 2012 as a member of the Select Committee on Goa Succession, and Special Notary and List Proceedings Bill. He served as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings and held the position till 2016. Digambar Kamat started working on 21 August 2014 as a member of the Selection Committee on the Goa School Education (Amendment) Bill (2014). On 10 August 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Selection Committee on the Goa Staff Selection Commission Bill, 2016. In 2017, Digambar Kamat was appointed as the chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings, and he held the role till 2018. On 17 July 2019, Supported by the Indian National Congress, Digambar Kamat was elected as the Leader of the Opposition to the Goa Legislative Assembly. In March 2022, he was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly from the Margao constituency in Goa.
Awards, Honors, Achievements
From 1994 to 1996, Digambar Kamat received the COSAMB Award and the Bakshi Bahadur Jeevabada Kerkar State Award for outstanding performance in the field of sports. Under the guidance of Digambar Kamat, Goa was awarded the Golden Shield in the All India National Level Competition for Grading of Agricultural Commodities from 1979 to 1987.
property / properties
- Deposits in Banks : Rs. 1,24,09,846
- Bonds, Debentures and Shares: Rs. 3,87,67,639
- LIC or other insurance policies: Rs. 6,30,000
- Motor Vehicle: Rs. 12,93,125
Total: Rs. 5,85,31,876 crore
- Agricultural land : Rs. 8,50,000
- Non agricultural land : Rs. 1,11,57,000
- Commercial Building: Rs. 8,02,545
- Residential Building : Rs. 3,61,31,000
Total: Rs. 4,89,40,545
As of 2017, Digambar Vasant Kamat’s liabilities stood at Rs. 31,93,625.
As of 2017, Digambar Vasant Kamat’s net worth is Rs. 10.43 crores.
Facts / Trivia
- His full name is Digambar Vasant Kamat.
- Digambar Kamat’s favorite recreational activities include reading books, playing badminton and swimming.
- Digambar Kamat has life membership of Margao Cricket Club, BPS Club Margao, Panaji Gymkhana and Panaji.
Goa Cricket Association
- Digambar Kamat is an avid traveller. He likes to travel to Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia in his spare time.
- As a politician, Digambar Kamat often participates in various social and cultural activities organized in Goa. He serves as the trustee of the Margao Ambulance Trust. He is the founder-president of Samrat Club, Rotaract Club, Margao and Damodar Education Society.
- On 6 April 2022, Digambar Kamat was in the news when it was rumored that he was resigning as a member of the Indian National Congress and decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. But, on 7 April 2022, all the rumors in the media were debunked by him when he said in a media conference that he did not intend to leave the Indian National Congress. They said,
The reports of my intention to quit the Congress party are absolutely untrue; I had gone to Delhi to attend a wedding with my wife; Everything else is rumour.”
- Digambar Kamat regularly shares various pictures and videos of his political journey on Facebook and Twitter. More than 15 thousand people follow him on Facebook.